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Dolphin House Reef (Sha'ab Samadai)

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Marsa Alam, Egypt
+20 112 640 9264
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20 dolphins for over 20 minutes

This was a day trip out of Marsa Alam with Emperor Divers--highly recommended. The first half of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JJJRS5
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San Antonio, Texas, USA
Amazing

Amazing trip to swim with dolphins in their natural environment. Well worth the 2 hour drive then... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Caroline S
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Marsa Alam, Egypt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a day trip out of Marsa Alam with Emperor Divers--highly recommended. The first half of the dive we saw a couple of dolphins and lots of other interesting stuff. The last 20-25 minutes a pod of all sizes came into the "cut". They...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing trip to swim with dolphins in their natural environment. Well worth the 2 hour drive then 2.5 hour boat ride.

Thank Caroline S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time ever being in any sea, and I choose the Red Sea and what a choice. You will see dolphins here! I'm not even a beginner diver, but I am always one to experience things and this place is just stunning.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible sights to behold, of course the main reason to go is for the dolphins however I understand that they know when the boats are going to be there and avoid the humans, which is fair enough.

Thank Darren D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The reef is very beautiful, many small fishies. But unfortunately no dolphins... While snorkeling you have to wear a life jacket and you also must leave the reef at 3 pm. We went there on 19th July and there were no dolphins until 3 pm....More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Sataya... it was just amazing! We saw like 50 dolphins, it's was very spectacular. The Ontario was very wild... a lot of wind and the boot was wigeling everywhere... but that was okay it was worth it!

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Sha'ab Samadai is locally and widely known as the Dolphin House. This leads to confusion with Sha'ab Satayah in the south of Egypt which is called Dolphin Reef. The Dolphin House is a marine park reserve. There are strict regulations to protect our playful friends...More

Thank Han F
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Reaf is very small, in the midele at the bottom there si toilet at the bottom... Snorkeling for about two hour. One turtle, some fishes, one manta. Nothing you wouldn't see near every beach in that area. But half day at boat. They tell us...More

Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

we went for a trip for two and a half hour until we arrived the sea was too high this day bit the crew was great and always trying to calm the kids down i loved it bec they are really helpful and charming when...More

Thank Samer I
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

We went on a day that was quite choppy, but we were able to jump off the boat and snorkel with the dolphins. It is important that you pay attention to what the guide says as they will be able to point out where the...More

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smorristanna
15 July 2018|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
About £50 including lunch. Worth every penny if Dolphins are there. More chance of seeing them at that reef. Exciting day out. Spinner dolphins that jump out of water and spin. Sometimes you can get fifty more more show up.
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cheryl B
28 January 2018|
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Response from Farah G | Reviewed this property |
Hi cheryl Unfortunately i don’t know where is the Jaz lamaya Hotel located But i stayed in marsa shagra camp for 4 days If you are into diving , i think you will stay more
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Roz O
30 August 2017|
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Response from Marc K | Reviewed this property |
No, not there. It's a place for dolphin watching and snorkeling.
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